Year: 2016

Steps When You Suspect Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy

The day parents are first notified their child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy is a memory that lasts a lifetime. Many people aren’t aware of what CP even is, much less what it will mean for their child. Yet, even though thousands of families receive this unfortunate news each…

Understanding Cerebral Palsy: What is HIE?

There are a wide variety of terms used to describe Cerebral Palsy. Whether exploring the condition, the circumstances surrounding the child’s delivery or mother’s pregnancy, or even the manner in which the brain injury occurred, terms can be mentioned in medical records that require a medical degree to understand. One…

Lifetime Benefits are NOT About Suing Your Doctor

A common refrain we hear when speaking with parents about a potential medical error resulting in their child’s Cerebral Palsy is hesitancy around suing a doctor. Parents often build strong connections with their child’s pediatrician, as well as the obstetrician that managed the pre-natal care. The idea of suing your…

Understanding CP: What is a Birth Injury?

We have previously discussed Cerebral Palsy at length, explaining how it is caused and the root brain injury that surrounds the diagnosis. But when we use the term ‘birth injury,’ it is easy to assume that this describes more obvious actions. A birth injury calls to mind a child being…

Premature Birth and Cerebral Palsy: How Are They Related?

Every day, our call center speaks with hundreds of parents just like you who are looking for answers about their child’s Cerebral Palsy. While going over the circumstances surrounding the child’s birth, though, we frequently hear that the cause of Cerebral Palsy was ‘premature birth.’ Though there is a wide…

Infographic: 10 Common Misconceptions about Cerebral Palsy

Unfortunately, Cerebral Palsy remains a highly misunderstood condition for many people. The broad spectrum of symptoms and severities has led to a clouded understanding of what Cerebral palsy actually is, resulting in a number of misinformed stereotypes and misconceptions. Cerebral Palsy is caused by an injury to the developing brain…

The Cerebral Palsy Help We Have to Offer

Despite the fact Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood, there is still much more to be done to increase public awareness about the condition. Parents who receive a CP diagnosis for their child are often left scrambling for answers, understandably wanting to better understand options for…